Notes Do not share this medication with others. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Topamax.
Skip to Content googletag. On April 27, I was switched by the pharmacy and my ins.
Topiramate: an introduction
The most common doses fall between 50 and mg a day for most therapies, but this can be lower for PTSD. It will not treat a headache that has already begun.
Before using this medicationtell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: Can Topiramate treat episodes of depression, mania, and mixed states? Some feel the effects within days, while others need up to a month before they feel any difference.
Which disorders has Topiramate been most successful in controlling so far?
Storage Store in a tightly closed container at room temperature away from light and moisture. Common migraine triggers may include:. I take Levoxyl [branded generic] instead of Synthroid [the brand name], the generic name is levothyroxine. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. These symptoms can be extremely debilitating. At my request, they sent me Topamax, although I had to pay a fortune.
There are no reported effects and no deaths from an overdose of Topiramate. On the other hand, the entire class of anticonvulsants is known to lead to seizures if you stop taking them suddenly.
Views Read Edit View history. Also the authors noted that the long-term effects have not been studied. The lack of research about Topiramate makes it hard to tell which disorders will respond best to the drug: Fatty acids and related: The benefits have always outweighed the detriments although there have been many times I have questioned if I should really stay on it or not.
Over-the-counter pain relievers provide short-term relief for most headaches. Cath January 10, at 3: Generic drugs, including generic Topamax are not exactly the same as the original branded drug, although they are very similar and are widely viewed to be as effective as their branded counterparts. It does get frustrating since the brand seems to be working better with my current other preventative.
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or impair your judgment. Do not double the dose to catch up.